The Navion is a light fixed-wing aircraft that was originally built by North American Aviation in the late 1940s and later by Ryan Aeronautical Company then the Tubular Steel Corporation (TUSCO). With increased interest in aviation following WWII, North American designed the Navion to meet expected demand in the civilian aviation market.
Its design was similar to North American’s P-51 Mustang, so the Navion attracted the attention of the U.S. Army Air Forces. The military ordered 83 of the planes under the designator L-17A for use as ROTC trainers, liaison aircraft, personnel carriers, and cargo carriers.
After Ryan took over the design, they produced the L-17B military version, powered by a 205-horsepower Continental E-185-9 engine. Production on Ryan’s military Navions ran through 1951 with 183 planes delivered to the Air Force for use by the Army and National Guard.
This stunning Limited-Edition Ryan Navion USAF Large Mahogany Model is handcrafted from the finest mahogany wood. The high-quality design captures every detail of the Ryan Navion. Your model includes a detachable wood display stand and arrives securely packaged in a foam-fitted shipping box. It is a great gift for any pilot, aviation enthusiast, veteran, or military historian.
- Limited Edition: 100 Pieces in Collection
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- 18 Inch Wingspan
- 15 Inch Length